22 August 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
22 October 2019
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
Second-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills combined with a track record in handling complex programmes
Political judgment and cultural sensitivity
Well-developed coordination skills, flexibility and ability to work on own initiative, under pressure and within strict time frames
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Professional fluency in English language
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
Cultural sensitivity and sound judgment, highest professional and ethical standards
Basic knowledge of at least one of the local languages or most common lingua franca
Knowledge of political environment and historic background of the host country
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department (HDD), the Senior Evaluation, Reporting and Programme Support Officer* will be:
Ensuring that the Departments resources are used effectively and efficiently to achieve the Human Dimension Programme objectives;
Supporting programme implementation by mentoring and providing sound technical advice; applying monitoring and evaluation tools in a consistent and timely fashion, generating lessons learned and identifying mitigation measures in connection with extant operational risks;
Overseeing and co-ordinating the day to day Programme Support Cell (PSC) engagement in departmental activities; supervising two (2) national staff;
Assisting the Head of Department in ensuring that proper internal co-ordination precedes decision-making, ensuring full compliance with the OSCE regulatory system;
Co-ordinating and streamlining procedures connected to the annual Unified Budget (UB) planning-cycle, including projects drafting, ensuring compliance with the highest quality standards as per Mission policies and requirements; Conducting regular project evaluation for efficiency and relevance;
Co-ordinating the compilation of all HDD reports for the Mission and the Secretariat, including weekly, monthly, background, spot and annual reports;
Compilying speaking points, briefing papers and similar documents based on the input provided by relevant Units of the Department;
Taking notes, providing minutes of meetings as assigned by the Head of Department;
Editing and providing proof reading for various planning, analytical and reporting documents; including drafting reviews or edits HDD contributions for Mission publications, presentations, background or other reporting documents;
Drafting press releases and other public materials to promote the HDDs activities; reviewing and suggesting updates of the Mission Official Website;
Performing other duties as required.
* Change in title proposed with Unified Budget 2020.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see www.osce.org/skopje
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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